Aesthetic Surgery

The Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery offers a 12 month Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery commencing July of each year.

Note to potential applicants:
Thank you for your interest in this fellowship which is currently on hold – no applications are being accepted at this time.

Number of Positions 1
1 year
Site The Plastic Surgery Clinic and other practices in the Greater Toronto Area
Fellowship Director TBA

The Fellowship is designed to encompass the full depth and breadth of Aesthetic Surgery including facial cosmetic surgery, breast and body contouring surgery, and female cosmetic genital surgery. Fellows will gain experience in practice management and the business of aesthetic surgery. Fellows work on a daily basis with a number of experienced cosmetic surgeons in the GTA who are affiliated with the University of Toronto. It is expected that the fellow participates in all aspects of Divisional activity including call, seminars and rounds, and teaching. Fellows must complete a research project during their fellowship. There will be opportunity for the fellow to attend aesthetic surgery educational meetings. We will provide more details on the structure of the fellowship, the aesthetic surgeons involved, and the fellowship director by the end of 2022.

Educational Objectives

At the end of this fellowship, the Fellow will acquire the following skills:


  • Gain experience in the management of common concerns from aesthetic patients.
  • Gain an understanding of the analysis and comprehensive management of the aesthetic patient.
  • Understand the principles and management of aesthetic surgery areas which may include facial aesthetic surgery, breast and body contouring surgery, and female cosmetic genital surgery.
  • Review literature, prepare and present rounds, teach at resident and undergraduate level and understand the clinical research process.


  • Gain experience in analysis of and treatment planning for the aesthetic patient.
  • Learn about the longitudinal management of the aesthetic patient through the course of their treatment.
  • Gain experience in working with a group of other physicians, nurses and office staff.
  • Learn practice management and the business of aesthetic surgery in a variety of plastic surgery practice settings.


  • Become proficient in common aesthetic surgery procedures of the face, breasts, and body.
  • Acquire technical expertise in performing minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments.

Job Description


  • Assist in the preoperative assessment, surgery, and postoperative care of the supervisor’s and other faculties’ patients.
  • Attend clinics including that of the supervisor and other faculty.
  • Assist in the operating room of the supervisor and other faculty.
  • Manage fellow and resident aesthetic surgery patients in both clinic and the operating room.
  • Care for emergent patient needs on-call including in the emergency department and operating room.
  • Assist in the clinical teaching responsibilities of the Division including the teaching of residents.

It is clearly understood that none of the above responsibilities will in anyway interfere with the Residency Training Program but will complement the continuous teaching of residents.


Complete a clinical research project and prepare it for presentation and publication.


This fellowship is funded through a stipend and clinical billings. The fellow is responsible for CPSO registration fees and CMPA membership fees.


Interested applicants are expected to have successfully completed residency training in Plastic Surgery and must be eligible for an Independent Practice Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario (CPSO) by the start of the fellowship.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a personal statement outlining why you want to pursue aesthetic surgery fellowship training (limit 500 words), and 3 letters of reference. All application materials may be sent by email to the fellowship supervisor TBA. Applications will be open in the near future.